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ENGLISH FOR YOUR SUCCESS

YOUR PATHWAY TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS

LEARN ABOUT AMERICAN CULTURE FIRST-HAND

CENTER FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND AMERICAN CULTURE (CELAC)


The CELAC BugleWelcome to the Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC) at the University of New Mexico! As the University’s intensive English program, our mission is to prepare international students and professionals with the language skills necessary to succeed in a wide variety of academic studies or professional settings in the United States and in English speaking countries around the world. Students also actively learn about American and New Mexican culture through active involvement in the UNM campus community and from participating in enjoyable events around the state of New Mexico and Albuquerque.

Upon successfully completely the CELAC intensive English classes and receiving a passing score on our institutional TOEFL exam, many CELAC students transition into University studies at the University of New Mexico. Assistance with the application process and academic advisement is always available at CELAC. We hope you will choose CELAC for your English studies and look forward to meeting you soon!


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      Program Info

      Program Info

      The Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC) is a university pre-academic (non-credit) intensive English language program at the University of New Mexico (UNM). It is part of Global Education Office (GEO) at the University of New Mexico. CELAC serves students who want to develop college-level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

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      The Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) and The Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC) are pleased to offer a partial-tuition scholarship to eligible applicants.

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      • Must be at least 18 years old
      • Must have proof of High School graduation (or GED)
      • Must have a minimum U.S. Grade Point Average of 2.0
      • Must have basic knowledge of the English language (at least one academic semester)
      • CELAC can issue an I-20, non-immigrant document

      Pay the $50 application fee